Does the IDE-screen of the BIOS recognise it?
And does it appear in the listing of IDE-devices appearing during the boot?
And does My Computer recognise it?
These are 2 or 3 different things.
Try switching dvd-player and cd-burner. Note the master and slave settings (unless you've a modern 80 ribbon cable select). Also try cd-burner alone as master with dvd-player disconnected?
Is the drive recognised in these situations? By My Computer or Windows Explorer? By Musicmatch? By Nero (reinstall it for sake of research)?
If you tell something more about the outcome of these observations/experiments it might help to get effective help.
I have windows xp on my desktop. I have a dvd player - drive e: and a cd burner - drive f:. I installed MusicMatch so I could record tapes and burn them to cd however when I installed that program it made my burning drive "disappear." The computer no longer "sees" my f: drive. I've emailed MusicMatch for the past month but they just had me download some "fixes" that never worked. The burning drive was working fine with the original Nero buring program, but not now. I've tried re-installing, uninstalling, etc. The f: drive just isn't recognized. Any suggestions on how I can get my burning drive back?